itwbennett writes: Researcher Chris Vickery discovered that the Arlington, Virginia based child monitoring service uKnowKids.com had a misconfigured MongoDB installation that left sensitive details on over 1,700 children exposed for months. UKnowKids helps parents monitor their child's activities online, by watching their mobile communications, social media activities, and their location. And so the database stored 6.8 million private text messages, 1.8 million images (many depicting children), Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account details, in addition to the children's full names, email addresses, GPS coordinates, date of birth.
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